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Assessing Quality in Structural Steel Fabricators

October 21, 2019

Searching for a reputable structural steel fabricator for your upcoming project can prove to be a daunting task. You want your project to be executed properly and in a timely manner. But for some, figuring out where to start can seem like the most difficult part of the entire process.


Luckily, there are a few key factors to consider when assessing the suitability of structural steel fabricators for your next project.


In today’s blog we briefly delve into 4 main considerations when it comes to picking a suitable fabricator for your next project.


Extent of Experience


One of the biggest factors to consider when it comes to assessing the quality of a metal fabricator is their level of experience. Structural steel fabrication involves a number of intricate processes that necessitate a higher degree of experience and knowledge to ensure a job is completed effectively.

The amount of experience a metal fabricator has points to their ability to get the job done properly. Viewing a metal fabrication portfolio, or asking if they’ve completed similar projects in the past can better inform your understanding of whether or not they can complete your project to your specifications.


Certified for Quality-Assurance


Ensuring the fabricator in question is properly certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) is important for safety and quality assurance purposes. As the sole regulator of the welding and fabrication industry, the CWB offers the training and certifications necessary to ensure contemporary welders are compliant with Canadian law and building standards when it comes to fabricating your project.


Services Offered


The next factor to consider is in assessing the services a metal fabricator offers. Different fabricators may specialize in different fabrication abilities and processes. Opting for a fabricator that meets your project needs will depend on the scope of services offered. If your project requires a higher degree of precision, or may need more intricate work, you may need to seek out a fabricator that specializes in meeting those needs.


Scale of Project


Finally, it’s important to search for a structural steel fabricator that understands the scope of your project needs. Whether it’s a larger project that’s more time sensitive, or if it’s a smaller, more intricate project with multiple components – it’s important for your fabricator to understand the full extent of your project needs from every perspective. A fabricator that is not transparent in defining their capabilities when it comes to your project, is a fabricator to be weary of.